Solmar V · Socorro Islands TRIP #6
Day 1 The guests arrived at the Solmar V ready for their 9 night trip.
Day 2 Consisted of a calm 27 hour crossing to San Benidicto where we made it just in time for a sunset
Day 3 After a good nights sleep we woke up ready for 4 dives at El Cañon. The guests were welcomed by
a multitude of Sharks, Including Silvertips and Galapagos sharks on the cleaning station. Tiger Sharks on
3 of the 4 dives. Mantas interacting with our divers and to top it all off a school of 80-100 Scalloped
Day 4 With a beautiful break in the weather and after an 8 hour crossing we found ourselves at the
isolated dive site of Roca Partida. An incredible sunrise and 3 dives on the schedule. Visibility was crystal clear and currents were mild. All groups dropping in onto huge schools of Jacks, with Yellow fin Tuna hunting alongside Galapagos and Silvertip Sharks. Dive 3 was all about spending time in a forever circling school of 40+ White Tip Reef Sharks.
Day 5 Roca Oneil and Punta Tosca are on the menu before our naval check in. We already have 2 great
days of diving under our belt and our luck wasn’t about to stop there. Not only are the swim throughs
and caves of Roca O’Neil dramatic, but whilst accompanied by a school of playful dolphins and 2 very
excited giant manta rays. Many guests got to tick a few things of their lists and this was yet another day ending on a high note.
Day 6 found us at Cabo Pearce in Socorro for 4 dives, With manta interactions, dolphin and
hammerhead sightings and a dusk dive to enjoy the smaller reef fish. We were provided with a variety of
life whilst enjoying the topography of the iconic site.
Day 7 and we’re back where the trip started at El Cañon in San Benedicto. Conditions were not exactly
optimal but the cleaning station was not ready to disappoint us. Close interactions with the Silver tip and Galapagos Sharks put huge smiles on our guests faces on the first dive. Mantas being the stars of the
show on the other 3 dives with a school of hammerheads thrown in for good measure. That and a
beautiful sunset was a great way to finish the final day of diving on what was an incredible trip filled
with laughter and optimism. After everyone had cleaned their gear we started out journey back home to
Cabo San Lucas.
Day 8 was spent navigating back to Cabo San Lucas, looking at photos from the dives, enjoying the
weather on the sundeck and scouting for mammals on the horizon.
Day 9 We say Goodbye to our unbelievable 22 guests and hope that they come back again for another
Port of Departure Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Water Current in Scale of 1 to 5, 3.5
Water temp average 79°F or 25°C
Dive Inst. Luke Coley